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  • Address: New Zealand
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Mount Cook (Aoraki)

The highest peak in New Zealand, the magnificent Mt. Cook (Aoraki) stands 12,349 feet (3,764 meters) tall.

The Maori name Aoraki means "cloud piercer" and its striking beauty makes it one of the island's finest mountains. Of New Zealand’s 27 mountains over 8,400 feet (3,000 meters) 22 of them are in this mountain range offering a spectacular display of snow-capped peaks and lush rainforested slopes.

The mountains glacial lakes are popular with people wanting to fish and sail while the rest of the mountain offers horse riding, 4x4 safaris, scenic flights and excellent mountain climbing for experienced climbers. Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mt. Cook in 1948 before climbing Everest in 1953.

The Tasman Glacier falls down the east side of the mountain with the Hooker Glacier falls to the west. It is possible to take guided skiing trips on Tasman Glacier while Hooker Glacier offers some excellent walking tracks.

Practical Info

Mount Cook Village is also referred to as "The Hermitage" and is situated 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from the summit. It’s a popular base with climbers and tourists. It is a 2.5 hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown.

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Queenstown to Christchurch via Mount Cook Full-Day Tour, Queenstown, null
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Queenstown to Christchurch via Mount Cook Full-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

See the majestic beauty of the South Island on this one-way tour from Queenstown to Christchurch via the rugged landscape and scenic country surrounding Mount ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.82
Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight, Franz Josef & Fox Glacier, Day Trips
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Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Depart Fox Glacier Village, fly over the legendary Fox Glacier and snowfields and watch the crevasses and ice forms race by below you. Land in the snow above ...  Read more

Location: Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $226.05
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook, Mount Cook, Helicopter Tours
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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook

See the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park on this 35-minute scenic flight tour. Enjoy a stunning scenic flight up the Tasman Valley, through the Hochstetter ...  Read more

Location: Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $226.05
Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise, Queenstown, Helicopter ... 
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Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise

Mount Cook scenic flights take the hard work out of discovery. At 3,754m, Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Combine this with a ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,148.48
45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook, Mount Cook, Air Tours
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45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook

Join this 45-minute Helicopter scenic experience through Aoraki Mt Cook National Park for a helicopter tour like no other! Sit back, relax, and soak in the ...  Read more

Location: Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $309.91
65-Minute Southern Alps Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook, Mount Cook, Helicopter Tours
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65-Minute Southern Alps Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook

Join this 65-minute Ski Plane scenic experience through the Mt Cook and Westland National Parks for a unique air tour like no other. Includes 2 snow landings ...  Read more

Location: Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Duration: 65 minutes (approx.)

From USD $408.35
25-Minute Helicopter Adventure Including Tasman Glacier from Mount Cook, Mount Cook, Air Tours
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25-Minute Helicopter Adventure Including Tasman Glacier from Mount Cook

Soar through the sky on this 25-minute scenic helicopter experience through Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Sit back and take in the stunning scenery around you ...  Read more

Location: Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $196.15
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook, Mount Cook, Helicopter Tours
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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook

Experience Mt Cook National Park like never before on this scenic 35-minute Ski Plane adventure! Delight in a stunning scenic flight up the Tasman Valley, ...  Read more

Location: Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $226.05
10-Minute Glacier Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook, Mount Cook, Air Tours
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10-Minute Glacier Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook

Join this 10-minute tour for a scenic ski plane experience over the lower ice formations of the Tasman Glacier and the Eastern face of Mt Cook. Perfect for ...  Read more

Location: Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Duration: 10 minutes (approx.)

From USD $72.19
Queenstown to Mount Cook Tour, Queenstown, Air Tours
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Queenstown to Mount Cook Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Depart Queenstown and its surrounding lush green farmland and relax as you take in the spectacular scenery that changes from the winding Kawarau River Gorge to ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.92

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